Havana, in spanish La Habana, is the capital city of the island of Cuba and the most populous city in the Caribbean region.
In 1515 the spanish conquistador Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar has founded the city close to the coast, than, in 1519 it has been moved to the actual location. Originally Havana was an important trading port and the major port of the spanish colonies in the New World.
In the city you can admire a large number of architectural styles, from the typical colonial houses belonging to the 17th century to the new buildings, from the Neoclassic to the Art Deco. Havana could be described as the union of three cities: The Old Havana, Vedado and the newer suburban districts.
The Old Havana is now part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, here you can contemplate many suggestive buildings in the typical colonial spanish style and many others representative buildings. In fact, in the old city centre are situated a large number of interesting sites, such as the Capitolio Nacional, the Edificio Bacardi and Museum of the Revolution.
Vedado is considered the most popular touristic district for its commercial activities and its lively nightlife.
The beaches of the capital are surely not the most beautiful on the island, but they provide many facilities for water sports and include restaurant and dance halls. If you would like to enjoy a caribbean beach close to the pueblo cubano, Playas del Este is the ideal location.